A Larochelle & M-C Larivière's web pages

Marie-Claude & André

Welcome to our world!

Here you will find all kinds of information about who we are and what we do as entomologists based in New Zealand, specialising on ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae including Cicindelini) and bugs (Hemiptera).

Our Mission

To live with integrity in the moment, to share our passion and love for nature, and to make a difference in the lives of others by dedicating our time, talents and resources to:

  • reach an overall understanding of the New Zealand carabid and bug faunas as soon as possible (about 1000 species or 10% of the New Zealand insect fauna);

  • make available large amounts of baseline information on the taxonomy, geographic distribution, and natural history of these groups for practical use by a wide range of end-users;

  • provide a floorplan for more detailed taxonomic, ecological, biogeographical, and evolutionary studies on this unique isolated component of the world insect fauna.

Recent publications

Hemiptera: Heteroptera (true bugs)

Larivière M-C, Larochelle A. 2022. Synopsis of the subfamily Carventinae in New Zealand (Heteroptera: Aradidae). Insecta Mundi 0961: 1-56.

Larivière M-C, Larochelle A. 2019. World Saldidae: Supplement 1987-2018) to the catalog and bibliography of the Leptopodomorpha (Heteroptera). Zootaxa 4590 (1): 125-152.

Coleoptera: Carabidae (ground-beetles and tiger-beetles)

Larochelle A, Larivière M-C. 2022. Synopsis of the tribe Amarotypini in New Zealand (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Insecta Mundi 0942: 1-30.

Larochelle A, Larivière M-C. 2021. Synopsis of the tribe Platynini in New Zealand (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Insecta Mundi 0864: 1-96.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less, but nature more.

Lord Byron 1788-1824: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1818)

How to cite this website

Larochelle A, Larivière M-C 2007-present. André Larochelle & Marie-Claude Larivière's web pages. http://www.larochellelariviere.com/